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The Don Nelson Firing Manifesto

Mar 14, 2010, 11:11 PM EDT

Tim Kawakami has laid out the entire thing. Ten reasons one by one, to ditch the Don.

It is a hit job glazed in dynamite. This isn’t a criticism, Nelson’s been calling for it. The reasons are detailed but succinct. But if you want the biggest reason Nelson needs to go, it’s outlined in #2. Alienation.

As has been his track record, Nelson’s cantankerous nature has
alienated Monta Ellis, Anthony Randolph, Andris Biedrins and others.

Good young Warriors players want to get away from the Warriors and
Nelson; good young non-Warriors players want to stay away.

That’s how you stay bad. That’s not how you rebuild.

The Warriors’ misuse of young talent has been borderline tragic. Brandan Wright, Anthony Randolph, even Anthony Morrow.

What’s worse is that after Chris Mullin was tossed from the good ship Warriors, Nelson became the primary acting entity.So the only oversight for him is… well, himself. The result is a management structure that only digs itself further and further into a pit of vacant defense.

The Warriors are unlikely to find a way out of their long, illustrious reign of failure until the ten reasons Kawakami outlines for why Nelson should be fired become the reasons he was fired.

  1. Frank - Mar 15, 2010 at 1:51 AM

    It is impossible to be a Warrior fan. No one who is any good stays for very long as Nelson is the ultimate control freak by making sure he is the star. He is a Phil Jackson wanna be and I hope he gets fired before has the all time most games won record. 1 time to the playoffs in 16 years makes the Clippers look like champions.

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